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With several dozen people in attendance, Flores presented the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation to nine veterans whom he described as possessing an ongoing dedication to serving their community and their country.

A string of Facebook posts from Waco’s Congressman-elect Pete Sessions proclaim there are “thousands of pages of evidence” to support claims that the presidential election was fraudulent, but Sessions walked back those assertions a bit in an interview Monday.

The annual Veterans Day program hosted by the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board started with a roll call of 146 veterans whose names were etched into the 250-ton red granite Wall of Honor, which now bears more than 6,100 names. Additional local festivities to recognize veterans included a ceremony at the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 and the placing of flags on veterans’ graves within the community. 


Pete Sessions and Democrat Rick Kennedy had sharply divergent views at times and overlapped at others, with Kennedy expressing criticism of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Sessions focusing on the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus.

Central Texans who have read in-depth Trib editorial board Q&As with Congressional District 17 candidates in the Republican Party know most of the 11 align closely on policy stances, particularly in support of border-wall construction and fealty to President Trump. The only Republican marching to his own drummer: Austin-based financial adviser and resolute centrist Ahmad Adnan, 43, who delightfully (and naively) proposes banning money from election campaigns; legalizing and taxing cannabis to significantly hike teacher pay; mandating permanent daylight saving time; paving a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers; and, heaven forbid, converting the nation to the metric system.

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